Statue of sleepwalking nude man placed in front of all women’s collegeBy Mason White 6:20 AM February 6, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A realistic looking nude man caused controversy after it was placed in front of an all-women’s college in Massachusetts.
While some see it as art others see it as a form of sexual harassment.
The statue of the man sleepwalking in his underwear was placed near the center of Wellesley College in Boston.
It has created a stir among women on campus, with more than 200 women signing a petition asking the administrators to have it removed.
The statue of the sleepwalker, called Sleepwalker, is part of an art exhibition at the University’s museum.
According to women at the college, the statue of an almost naked white man with open arms is meant to be art, but has a negative effect on students.
Though it may seem funny or thought-provoking for some, it became a source of excessive stress for many students of Wellesley College, the majority of whom are living, studying and working in this space.
“It triggers thoughts of sexual assault for many members of our campus community,” one student said.